Hi! I’m Brady, Childsplay Kid Reporter for The Yellow Boat. I had a great time meeting the cast and crew and learning every trick and hack from costume hooks in the wings to trap doors with props and costumes pre-set in them.
Did you know that in their green room, they have a can of chocolate frosting? They also have all the food you could ever want.
The backstage area was very crowded with lights and set pieces, so you can imagine how hard it would be to do a costume change or to find a prop. Debra K. Stevens (Joy/Ensemble), who actually knew the real Benjamin, said that her favorite part of the show was when she had her first long scene with Benjamin, when he was guiding her to make a face for a doll to give to another patient.
I really hope you like my review of the show and I hope you go to see The Yellow Boat at Tempe Center for the Arts this weekend (last chance!).